Russian VFD

Nixie clocks seem to be a right of passage. [jkx] sent us something a little different. I’m diggin this one because the russian tube is pretty esoteric. He’s got a few nice looking projects up. (His tube amp is a beauty.) And yeah, there’s a video.


  1. Lambda_drive says:

    first post!

  2. Monster says:

    first asshole! ^^^

    that is a cool tube, if it were alphanumeric it would make a bitchin status display for a computer. cpu temp, % ram used, email notification, etc.

    this would even be cool for games. remaining ammo, armor, health, etc.

    i only list things for fps games because those are the only worthwhile games to play. commence flamewar.

  3. Brian says:

    Is it just me or does that clock seem to be ticking a bit too fast? That thing is sweet though.

  4. Jkx says:

    Brian, on the video I used a fake oscillator so yes on the video it go a bit too fast ;)

  5. Brian says:

    Ah, ok.


  6. theblunderbuss says:
  7. joelanders says:

    is there any place other than ebay from whih i can buy these wonderful nixie tubes?

  8. bp says:

    Just a note, he says that the picture of the tube amp isn’t his… just an example of what he is aiming for.

    Neat ideas though.

  9. siLas says:

    damn i want it so much!
    build, and send me this nice clock!

  10. mr resistor says:

    well must be dig up the rubbish week these things so old they make a sinclair.zx look high tech.

  11. strider_mt2k says:

    Nixie tubes are cool
    Russian tech is cool

    Combine to make ultra-cool retro stuff!


  12. pepe the king prawn says:

    you can get nixies here:

  13. madjid says:

    hi i need help me plz

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